JSI Tip 2211. Incorrect error message when connecting to a W95 or WFW password protected printer share.

When your Windows NT or Windows 2000 computer connects to a W95 or WFW password protected printer share, you may receive any of the following:

\\servername\sharename is an invalid port name

Could not connect to the printer: The system cannot find the file specified

"Test Page failed to print. Would you like to view the print trouble shooter for assistance? The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

Test page failed to print. Would you like to view the print trouble shooter for assistance? Unable to create a print job.

Could not start print job.

A StartDocPrinter call was not issued.

If you connect with a NET USE command, you receive the correct error:

The password is invalid for \\servername\sharename

The workaround, other than removing the password, is:

1. At a CMD prompt, type:

      NET USE LPTn \\ServerName\PrinterShare <password>

2. Create a new printer using the redirected LPTn port.

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